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United States / 28-05-2017

Nevada legislature passes anti-BDS bill

Nevada legislature passes anti-BDS bill

The Nevada Assembly unanimously passed legislation that would ban state government entities from doing business with companies that boycott Israel.  The Assembly passed the legislation (SB26) on Wednesday. It had passed the state Senate last month by ...

Britain / 25-05-2017

UK Jewish leaders demand infamous Holocaust denier David irving’s books be removed from University of Manchester

A coalition of the UK’s foremost Jewish leaders has demanded that Holocaust denier David Irving’s books be removed from “open access” at the University of Manchester’s main library.  A letter signed by the ...

Russia / 24-05-2017

A resident of Yekaterinburg sentenced to compulsory community service after being convicted of sharing a video with extremist content and drawing graffiti in an elevator

On Monday, May 22th, the court of Yekaterinburg convicted a 29-year-old local resident for sharing a video which contained extremist content as well as of drawing anti-Semitic graffiti in an ...

Canada / 23-05-2017

Canadian university rejects Israel boycott

Canadian university rejects Israel boycott

A union at a university in British Columbia, Canada, has rejected a motion to boycott Israel.  On Sunday, the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) at Simon Fraser University announced the results of a referendum calling ...

Germany / 22-05-2017

Berlin social democratic party declares BDS antisemitic

Berlin social democratic party declares BDS antisemitic

Members of Berlin's Social Democratic Party (SPD) passed a resolution on Saturday in support of Israel, condemning the boycott,divestment,sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting the Jewish state.  The SPD's 17,500 member organization declared at their convention ...

France / 19-05-2017

Dieudonné convicted after appealing to the court

The Court of Appeal of Paris confirmed today the condemnation of the polemicist Dieudonné to pay a fine of 22,500 euros for incitement to racial hatred, notably because of remarks ...

United States / 19-05-2017

House passes bill that would enhance reporting on European antisemitism

House passes bill that would enhance reporting on European antisemitism

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would add greater detail to State Department reporting on antisemitism in Europe.    The Combating European Antisemitism Act of 2017 passed Wednesday requires the ...

United States / 18-05-2017

All 50 governors sign anti-BDS statement

All 50 governors sign anti-BDS statement

Governors of all 50 states have signed a pledge to reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.  Organized by the American Jewish Committee, the Governors United Against BDS statement declares that “the goals of the ...

Denmark / 17-05-2017

Danish teenager found guilty of planning to bomb schools

Danish teenager found guilty of planning to bomb schools

Natascha Kashef, a 17-year-old known as the Kundby Girl has been found guilty of terrorism charges after one of Denmark’s most high-profile court cases in recent years. The guilty verdict was passed at Holbæk ...

Hungary / 16-05-2017

Horst Mahler, German holocaust denier, is arrested in Hungary

Horst Mahler, German holocaust denier, is arrested in Hungary

An 81-year-old former Marxist urban guerrilla who became a far-right extremist and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for Holocaust denial was arrested in Hungary on Monday after illegally leaving Germany, officials ...

France / 14-05-2017

Macron’s party boots politician over tweets deemed antisemitic

Macron’s party boots politician over tweets deemed antisemitic

The party of France’s president-elect Emmanuel Macron withdrew from its parliamentary elections ticket a politician who made statements deemed antisemitic.  Christian Gerin, a journalist, was taken off the En Marche ticket Friday, a day ...

Britain / 14-05-2017

Soccer fans with antisemitic history charged for vulgar chant

Soccer fans with antisemitic history charged for vulgar chant

A group of fans of Chelsea Football Club (F.C.) were filmed singing an antisemitic chant before the team’s The Football Association Challenge Cup semi-final match in London against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on April ...

Britain / 11-05-2017

Activist who tweeted anti-Israel message no longer Labour Party member

Activist who tweeted anti-Israel message no longer Labour Party member

Labour has confirmed that an activist who sent anti-Israel and anti-Jewish tweets is no longer a member of the party.  Melanie Melvin, who was elected was women’s officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour Party ...

Britain / 11-05-2017

Labour student who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at a campaign rally quits after it emerges that she sent racist and antisemitic tweets

Labour student who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at a campaign rally quits after it emerges that she sent racist and antisemitic tweets

A student who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at a campaign launch posted a series of racist and ant-Semitic tweets in which she talked about blacking up and used the n-word.  Bethany Barker has apologised for the ...

United States / 11-05-2017

Man arrested on suspicion of setting fires at Las Vegas synagogue

Man arrested on suspicion of setting fires at Las Vegas synagogue

A man was arrested on counts of arson and burglary Monday night after he allegedly set two fires at a central Las Vegas synagogue.  Afshin Bahrampour, 47 was booked into Clark County Detention Center ...

Britain / 04-05-2017

West Ham fan spared jail over vile ‘die like a Jew’ tweet

West Ham fan spared jail over vile ‘die like a Jew’ tweet

Football fan Mark Harding has reportedly been told to pay £150 compensation and perform 60 hours of unpaid community service for telling a supporter of a rival football team to “stick your ...

United States / 03-05-2017

Texas Governor signs Anti-BDS Bill into law

Texas Governor signs Anti-BDS Bill into law

Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 89, known as the Anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions) bill, which prohibits all state agencies from contracting with, and certain public funds from investing in, ...

Britain / 01-05-2017

Sadiq Khan launches new Scotland Yard unit to probe online hate crime

Sadiq Khan launches new Scotland Yard unit to probe online hate crime

A new Scotland Yard police unit which will investigate online hate crime has been launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan.   The five strong unit - the first of its kind in the UK - will aim to ...